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Best Albums of the 2000s

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Listed below are the greatest albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 23,000 greatest album charts.

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YearAlbums   The number of albums from each year featuring in the greatest album charts. Score   Total rank score for each year (made up of the total rank score from all albums in that year) Top Ranked Album   The top ranked album from each year and where it ranks in the overall chart.
20002,028317,130 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,077275,552
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,162289,610 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20032,399249,599 Elephant (59th)
by The White Stripes
20042,278291,471 Funeral (8th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,468247,032 Illinois (62nd)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,590242,666 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,649345,629 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,778206,197 Fleet Foxes (103rd)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,828213,889 Merriweather Post Pavilion (92nd)
by Animal Collective
Total24,2572,678,776

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Muse, The White Stripes, Arctic Monkeys, Animal Collective, Wilco and Sufjan Stevens.
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161.

Our Endless Numbered DaysUnited States Iron And Wine
Year of Release:2004Appears in:156 charts
Rank in 2004:18Rank Score:2,326
Rank in 2000s161Overall Rank:800
Average Rating:  78/100 (204 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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162.

PicaresqueUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2005Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 2005:19Rank Score:2,281
Rank in 2000s162Overall Rank:813
Average Rating:  78/100 (164 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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163.

Fever RaySweden Fever Ray
Year of Release:2009Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 2009:15Rank Score:2,281
Rank in 2000s163Overall Rank:814
Average Rating:  78/100 (190 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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164.

How To Dismantle An Atomic BombIreland U2
Year of Release:2004Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 2004:19Rank Score:2,274
Rank in 2000s164Overall Rank:815
Average Rating:  70/100 (481 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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165.

No More Shall We PartAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2001Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 2001:15Rank Score:2,245
Rank in 2000s165Overall Rank:822
Average Rating:  80/100 (175 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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166.

CrossFrance Justice
Year of Release:2007Appears in:142 charts
Rank in 2007:21Rank Score:2,244
Rank in 2000s166Overall Rank:823
Average Rating:  77/100 (235 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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167.

Our Love To AdmireUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2007Appears in:115 charts
Rank in 2007:22Rank Score:2,225
Rank in 2000s167Overall Rank:830
Average Rating:  74/100 (232 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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168.

The Sophtware SlumpUnited States Grandaddy
Year of Release:2000Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 2000:18Rank Score:2,218
Rank in 2000s168Overall Rank:832
Average Rating:  78/100 (182 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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169.

In Between DreamsUnited States Jack Johnson
Year of Release:2005Appears in:100 charts
Rank in 2005:20Rank Score:2,181
Rank in 2000s169Overall Rank:843
Average Rating:  72/100 (196 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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170.

MichiganUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2003Appears in:179 charts
Rank in 2003:16Rank Score:2,167
Rank in 2000s170Overall Rank:851
Average Rating:  81/100 (241 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 91 9%
2001 93 9%
2002 99 10%
2003 110 11%
2004 85 9%
2005 101 10%
2006 108 11%
2007 106 11%
2008 109 11%
2009 98 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
The Decemberists 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 578 58%
United Kingdom 222 22%
Canada 59 6%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 16 2%
Mixed Nationality 16 2%
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